Forum to Explore LNG, Fracking, and The Comox Valley Connection

On February 5, Steelhead LNG presented to the Comox Valley Regional District on their pipeline proposal that would see 1000 km of pipe constructed to carry gas from northern BC to Powell River, under the Salish Sea, and through either the Comox Valley or a more southerly point to an LNG export facility on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. On February 27, the public is invited to a forum discussion on why this is about more than just a pipeline.

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Thermal  Limits In Salmon And  How Does The Tsolum River Rate?

The Tsolum River Restoration Society’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Dove Creek Hall, located at 3400 Burns Road, Courtenay from 1 – 3:30 PM. Special guest speaker will be Ted Sweeten from the Pacific Biological Station, who will be speaking on “Thermal Limits in Salmon and how does the Tsolum River rate?”

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Public Consultation Launched for Canada’s Newest National Park Reserve

A newly launched public consultation process on Canada’s newest National Park Reserve, in the South Okanagan-Similkameen region of BC, is providing Canadians a long-awaited opportunity to help secure the future for Canada’s most at-risk grassland ecosystem and the wildlife that live there. The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s BC Chapter (CPAWS-BC) welcomes this announcement made by the federal, provincial, and Okanagan Nation governments.

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Reaction of Georgia Strait Alliance to Province’s Climate Plan, with Legislation for Climate Accountability

On December 5th, the Province of BC unveiled its most robust plan ever to tackle climate change, incorporated into a Clean BC Plan. The strategy includes fully funded commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across multiple sectors and, notably, it includes legislation for climate accountability. The plan supports and makes mandatory for the provincial government to achieve 75 percent of the pre-Paris Accord 2030 reduction targets, and commits to closing the 25 percent shortfall within an 18-24 month window.

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Vancouver Island Chambers Unite to Protect Marine-based Tourism

Following the federal government’s designation of a 5,025-square kilometer Northern and Southern Resident Killer Whale critical habitat (CH) zone off the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, 17 Island Chambers of Commerce have united to protect the marine-based tourism on which they depend and urge the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to carefully weigh potential management measures that could harm their coastal communities, destroy thousands of business and jobs, and impact tourism revenue across Vancouver Island.

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